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Watch the Giants of Finance Shrink… Then Grow

From Karl Russel and Shan Carter of The New York Times is this animated tree map to show the shrinking, and eventual partial regrowth, in market value of this country's…

Infographic Music Video on the Elements – They Might Be Giants

It's not often you get a Grammy-winning band to play a song for a children's album with an infographic music video on the scientific elements, but that's what you get…

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep – Good Night and Tough Luck

Hilarious as always, Christoph Niemann illustrates in his graphical New York Times op-ed how getting a good night's sleep is easier said than done, especially when you have a small…

Food Assistance on the Rise

GOOD magazine, in collaboration with Gavin Potenza, takes a look at food assistance over the past several months. Since November 2008, there's been an increase in the number of people…

Earth Through the Eyes of Astronauts

Bella Gaia, or Beautiful Earth, is a unique view of earth through the eye's of astronauts in an effort to provide some sentiment to our home planet.…

2009 MTV VMA Twitter Tracker Live

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are on right now (and I'm sure all of you are watching). Check out the live VMA Twitter tracker by Stamen and Radian6. It's…

Vintage Infographics From the 1930s

Someone needs to get me a paper copy of Willard Cope Brinton's Graphic Presentation (1939), because it is awesome.…

3 In-depth Views of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Have you ever rushed to the airport only to find that your flight was delayed or canceled? In the most recent Data Expo at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings, data…

Stimulus Funding Map is ‘Slick as Hell’

As you know, states have received billions of dollars of federal stimulus funding. But do you know where all the money goes? Stamen Design, in its most recent project with…

10 More Infographic Reasons Why You Should Go Green

In this day and age, we should all be thinking about how we can better conserve the environment, because if we don't, well you know, the planet will die. In…

Ben Fry Visualizes the Evolution of Darwin’s Ideas

Ben Fry, well-known for Processing and plenty of other data goodness, announced his most recent piece, On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured Traces, made possible by The…

A Road Map to Success

May you make it to the top of the mountain of success. I think I'm somewhere around the mountain of lack of preparation. Where are you? [via Strange Maps] UPDATE:…

Highs and Lows of Being a Young Man

i-am-bored graphs the horrible to awesome of becoming a man. Growing up ain't easy. So who's going to do the highs and lows of being a young woman? Have a…

The World of Seinfeld

After yesterday's weirdness, I'm in the mood for something light. The show about nothing lasted nine seasons, during which Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine interacted with a whole lot of…

Best Beer in America 2009

Following up from last year's beer graphic, Mike Wirth looks at medal winners from this year's at the Great American Beer Festival since 1987. This year's festival is September 24-26.…

Total Eclipse of the Heart (Flowchart)

Jeannie Harrell takes Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler, and puts it in flowchart form. Yes, you guessed it. It's Friday. And what better way to start the…

How Does the Internet See You? – Personas From MIT Media

I Google myself every now and then. Everyone does. I don't know why people act like it's all weird to do it. We're all interested in what's out there on…

What is Your Wine Personality Profile?

The Texas in a Bottle guide to Texas Wine [pdf] reads: Ever listen to somebody describe a wine? They talk about it having "character" and "personality." To hear them tell…

Detailed View of the Kennedy Family Tree

As far back as I can remember there's always been a mystique around the Kennedy family. It's almost like if you bear the Kennedy name, you're destined for greatness. With…

Caffeine vs Calories – Buzz vs Bulge

David McCandless from Information is Beautiful plots the calories in popular beverages versus the amount of caffeine in them. At the bottom right of the plot are drinks low in…

Mapping the Growth of the Internet – What Do You Think?

I, uh, well. Hmm. Yeah. New Scientist recently compiled a list of visualizations exploring the growth of the Internet. Here they are in no particular order (plus the one above).…

Map/Territory Shows Augmented Reality of the Future

Map/Territory, by designer Timo Arnall, is a concept video of what it might be like to interact with a map embedded in real life - not just on a phone…

What DC Metro Routes are Most Common?

Greater Greater Washington maps rider flow for the DC Metro. As you might guess, the thicker the path, the greater the estimated number of riders in that given area. As…

Religious Geography of the United States

The U.S. Census Bureau doesn't ask questions about religion because of political issues involving separation of church and state, so we don't always get a very detailed view of religion.…

Balance Life With the Media Diet Pyramid

In the August issue of Wired are the New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans. On the cover is a picture of Brad Pitt wearing a bluetooth headset. Rule number 52…

Pepsi and Coca-Cola Logo Design Over the Past Hundred Years

There have actually been some subtle changes in the Coca-Cola logo but not nearly as dramatic as the Pepsi logos. I personally think the new Pepsi design is atrocious. They…

Mapping Crime in Oxford Over Time

Mentorn Media and Cimex Media, on behalf of BBC, explore crime patterns in Oxford over time. In a map, that I am happy to see is not a Google mashup,…

Choose Your Own Adventure – Most Likely You’ll Die

Remember those choose your own adventure books that you used to read as a kid? As you read through the book, you come to these points where you have to…

How People in America Spend Their Day

From Shan Carter, Amanda Cox, Kevin Quealy, and Amy Schoenfeld of The New York Times is this new interactive stacked time series on how different groups in America spend their…

What Britain Has Eaten the Past Three Decades

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) keeps an archive of what British citizens have consumed over the years. The Times Online, in collaboration with designer Marcin Ignac,…